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Author Topic: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?  (Read 1651 times)

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Offline Hesh Jay

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Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:22:43 pm »
Greetings Bolt Riders!

Need to get some storage set up for those California and beyond camping trips.

Anyone using the Thrashin Supply Essential and/or Escape Bags?

I can not decided which size would be the better option for everyday riding and geared up out of town cruising.

Let me know your thoughts if you have a set.

Thanks,
Jay



Offline BoltRider-14

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Re: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 07:49:49 pm »
I don't have a set, but they've received great reviews from several folks on another Bolt forum.

Offline Hesh Jay

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Re: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 12:08:15 pm »
Thanks for the reply!
I ordered the essential bags today, I will get some photos of them and how they hold up on the bike.
takiteasy,
J

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Offline Chef_JP

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Re: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 06:23:06 pm »
Thanks for the reply!
I ordered the essential bags today, I will get some photos of them and how they hold up on the bike.
takiteasy,
J

So how do they fit Jay? I literally ordered the escape bags 3 days ago, still waiting on em to come in. my signals are really far apart from my shocks so I figured it should be at least 13in of clearance between the two. I should also be having more room since I am going to run some Hagon shocks soon as well.

Offline AlanSmith7

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Re: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2020, 03:52:32 pm »
I never use escape bags on my motorcycle, why don't you go with saddlebags?

Offline Hesh Jay

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Re: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2021, 12:07:37 pm »
I better follow up on this by saying I love the bags.
I wish they were made in USA for the price but you can't win them all.
I don't take a lot of photos but here is one from a ride to the Sequoias.

Offline A Scamm

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Re: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2021, 12:46:00 am »
How did the Essentials fit on the bolt? Does it need to be modified to fit? I took my rear turn signals off, are they needed to fit the bags?

Offline Hesh Jay

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Re: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2021, 04:33:39 pm »
Howdy A Scamm.

I think the only mod i did was bend the cheap brackets flat that came with the bags. Gave is a little more length for strapping in the bottom velcro closures.  Also used about a 1/4" spacer between the brackets and fender strut so the brackets can bolt down flat instead of caving into the strut.  Hope that makes sense.

I would think removing your blinkers (but having some some sort of indicators elsewhere) is your best move. I used a custom dynamics rounded license plate frame with integrated running/stop/blinkers/plate lights. Real clean set up and easy to install with regular tools.

Hope that helps ya!
J

Offline A Scamm

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Re: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2021, 08:01:47 pm »
Howdy A Scamm.

I think the only mod i did was bend the cheap brackets flat that came with the bags. Gave is a little more length for strapping in the bottom velcro closures.  Also used about a 1/4" spacer between the brackets and fender strut so the brackets can bolt down flat instead of caving into the strut.  Hope that makes sense.

I would think removing your blinkers (but having some some sort of indicators elsewhere) is your best move. I used a custom dynamics rounded license plate frame with integrated running/stop/blinkers/plate lights. Real clean set up and easy to install with regular tools.

Hope that helps ya!
J


Hell yeah, thanks J! I have the integrated taillight and turn signal LED strip that goes under the rear fender, so my stock blinkers are off. I'm glad only a simple modification/adjustment is needed for these. Don't really see too many Bolts rocking these, mostly only Harleys

Offline Hesh Jay

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Re: Thrashin Supply - Essential or Escape Bags?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2021, 10:43:28 am »
They are cool little bags for around town. Might get some generic big bags for long trips. Only beef is I wish they were Made in the USA for the cost, but you can't win them all.
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